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Ready Your Claws: Hugh Jackman To Begin Filming Wolverine In Three Weeks

Cautiously Optimistic

Our favorite adamantium-coated mutant is set to return to the big screen soon, hopefully in a feature film not quite as terrible as X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman is set to travel to Sydney, Austrlia,within three weeks to begin filming The Wolverine, the actor’s second one-mutant show. According to The Daily Telegraph, and the film’s presence is expected to inject about $80 million into the local economy of Sydney. The film was originally going to be shot in Japan but those plans were nixed in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Although production is officially slated to begin in August, Jackman is arriving early to reportedly scope out a $20 million home for his family while he’s busy brooding convincingly for the camera. Swanky.

Although Darren Aronofsky was initially attached to the film, director James Mangold, best known for Walk The Line and 3:10 To Yuma, has taken his place. In an interview with MTV News, the director stated that this film was not going to be a reboot on his origin story. “We are going deeper into something than anyone’s ever gone, and we’re finding a way to do that in a really original way,” Mangold said. “I think it also goes more deeply into some really great questions about Hugh’s character and his journey and where he’s going,” namely, his relation to immortality and how a person might deal with that.

Hopefully, we won’t be getting another moneymaking bust of an X-Men film. Mangold says that it will feature Wolverine’s life “in a place that will be a little more intense than we’ve ever seen him. In that sense, we’ll be examining his look and everything else through that prism. That would affect everything from his level of musculature to his look.”

The Wolverine will premier July 26th, 2013.

(via MTV Splash Page.)

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